COVID-19 cost Grappenhall Cricket Club’s first and second teams the chance to play at the weekend.

Both sides were due to face their counterparts from Davenham, but the games were cancelled due to an outbreak of Covid within the opposition ranks.

The games will now be rearranged for later in the season.

The thirds did get some action in but their batting unit struggled once again as Alderley Edge dismissed them for just 96.

Grappers’ bowlers made the visitors work hard for their runs, but the victory target was reached with four overs to spare for the loss of six wickets.

Warrington’s first team also got on the field before the wet weather ended play early.

Indeed, some stunning batting from skipper Jon Fletcher illuminated the gloom as his side secured a winning draw with Sale.

Fletcher scored 152 as Warrington closed on 234-5 before Sale were on 121-4 when rain ended play, with James Rudd taking three wickets.

Meanwhile, two of the club’s junior sides picked up good victories, with the under 17s progressing to the cup semi-finals.

They bowled Alderley Edge out for 74 on a difficult pitch before reaching 74-7 themselves to secure victory by way of losing fewer wickets.

The under 19s beat neighbours Grappenhall by five wickets after restricting them to 83-8 bowling first.

Shashwat Rusia then retired unbeaten on 53 as Warrington easily chased down their target.